I was first introduced to Earl Grey Latte’s when I made the move from California to Seattle and visited a local coffee shop. They had a blackboard scrawled with different fancy sounding concoctions, like pumpkin white chocolate mocha. What drew my eye though was the drink special – A London Fog.
When I asked the barista what it was, she stopped chewing her gum long enough to explain. Steamed whole milk with a dash of vanilla syrup poured over steeped black tea. Sold.
As someone who isn’t a coffee drinker, caffeinated tea provides the same kick in the pants without the jitteriness or irritability. I’m a huge fan of drinking either a cup of earl grey or green tea in the morning – peppermint in the late evening.
I used to visit coffee shops for my London Fog fix, but have found barista’s put way too many pumps of vanilla syrup in. I soon wised up and now make them at home.
This Emerald Fog is my own twist on the original. Swapping in green tea for earl grey, gives the drink a boost of anti-oxidants. While real vanilla extract is used instead of sugar syrup and honey sweetens it only slightly.
Trust me when I say, this Emerald Fog will sooth any winter blues you might be feeling. Enjoy!
If you decide to take a chance on this Emerald Fog, don’t forget to #youngbrokehungry on Instagram so I can see it. High five!
- 1 cup green tea, brewed for about 3 min.
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon honey
- While the tea is brewing, heat almond milk and honey in a small pot over medium low heat. Whisk the milk until it is just hot. Remove from stove and add in vanilla extract.
- Remove tea bag from cup, and pour in steamed milk. Enjoy!